Biography & Education

Dr. Nora was formerly director of movement disorders surgery at Virginia Mason Medical Center. He is now director of the comprehensive movement disorders program at Swedish, as well as an active DBS research program for Parkinsons disease, essential tremor and dystonia.
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
Education Background
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Residency: George Washington University School of Medicine
  • English
Personal Interests
Dr. Nora also specializes in complex spinal disorders and has a special interest in cervical spine disease and cervical disc replacement surgery.

Care Locations

550 17th Avenue
Suite 500 James Tower, 5th Floor
Seattle, WA 98122
Fax (206) 320-5250
Affiliated Facilities
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicare



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Deep brain stimulation for dystonia

June 24, 2014
Swedish DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) patient Ian Curtis shares his story with the community in a segment that aired on KUOW last week.  He was interviewed with internationally recognized neurosurgeon Andres Lozano who was visiting Seattle. Click here to read or hear the story from KUOW.

The Goal of DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) Surgery

February 01, 2013
I met with several patients this week to discuss their personal journey to making the decision to pursue DBS surgery. Not surprisingly, they were well educated about their disease and treatment options. Each patient reminded me that there is a lot of information and misinformation about surgery for movement disorders. The most important advice I can give any patient or family is...


Board Certifications
  • Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Program Spasticity
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neurosurgery
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spine Surgery


Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (55 Ratings, 3 Comments)


I felt that I was in good hands.
Swedish Patient

Very careful & spent extra time to address anxiety.
Swedish Patient

Excellent care & professionalism.
Swedish Patient